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Trio make England U20’s starting line up

Sale Sharks trio make the England u20’s team to play Wales at Colwyn Bay.

This Friday night at the Zip World Stadium in Colwyn Bay, Wales U20’s play host to their English Counterparts in the third match of the 2019 U20’s Six Nations Tournament.

After an emphatic victory over France at Sandy Park, Exeter a couple of weeks ago. England look to maintain their winning ways against Wales, with another similar performance that saw them over come France in what was a bruising encounter.


Connor Doherty of England U20 poses for a headshot during a Development Camp at Bisham Abbey – Rogan/JMP – 06/01/2019 – Bisham Abbey – Marlow, England.

In all, England Head Coach Steve Bates has made seven changes to the starting line up, that includes the Sharks duo of Connor Doherty and Kieran Wilkinson, who come in at Outside Centre and Fly Half respectively.

Both players join Hooker Nic Dolly who has had a magnificent couple of games against Ireland and France so far, with the Sharks Academy man enjoying his time in a front row trio that took the French apart down in Exeter.

Kieran Wilkinson of England U20 poses for a headshot at Bisham Abbey – Rogan/JMP – 26/01/2019 – Bisham Abbey – Marlow, England.

The full line up to face their Welsh counterparts at the Zip World Stadium, Colwyn Bay (7.05pm on S4C Live) is as follows:

15. Josh Hodge (Newcastle Falcons), 14. Ollie Sleightholme (Northampton Saints), 13. Connor Doherty (Sale Sharks), 12. Tom de Glanville (Bath Rugby), 11. Ollie Hassell-Collins (London Irish), 10. Kieran Wilkinson (Sale Sharks), 9. Ollie Fox (Yorkshire Carnegie), 1. Olly Adkins (Gloucester), 2. Nic Dolly (Sale Sharks), 3. Alfie Petch (Exeter Chiefs), 4. Joel Kpoku (Saracens), 5. Alex Coles (Northampton Saints), 6. Richard Capstick (Exeter Chiefs), 7. Aaron Hinkley (Gloucester), 8. Tom Willis (Wasps)

Replacements: 16. Samson Ma’asi (Northampton Saints), 17. Kai Owen (Worcester Warriors), 18. Jack Bartlett (Gloucester Rugby), 19. James Scott (Worcester Warriors), 20. Rusiate Tuima (Exeter Chiefs), 21. Sam Maunder (Exeter Chiefs), 22. Manu Vunipola (Saracens), 23. Jack Reeves (Gloucester)

Walking Rugby makes big stride forwards

Sale FC’s Walking Rugby makes steps in the right direction.

As part of Sale FC Rugby’s continued drive within its Community programme, Walking Rugby has made great strides forwards since its introduction earlier this season.

Walking Rugby was set up with the help of Sale Sharks Community Trust initially, before they handed the reigns over to Junior Coach Matt Hulme to continue on the sessions.

During each session participants who are both male and female, and of all ages come along to enjoy a different type of exercise, within the context of the game of rugby, that is run in a sociable and friendly atmosphere here on a Monday Evening from 6.30pm.

Importantly, it doesn’t matter whether you have played the game before, as the club welcomes all comers to the sessions. To read more about these sessions please follow the link here

Our Walking Rugby participants after a Monday Evening session here a the CorpAcq Stadium (c) Sale FC Rugby

For more information about these sessions please contact Marketing@salefc.com

England U20’s call ups for Sharks Academy duo.

Nic Dolly and Cameron Redpath are selected for England 20’s opener

Nic Dolly starts at Hooker, with Cameron Redpath on the bench (c) England Rugby

Sale FC Rugby would like to congratulate both Nic Dolly and Cameron Redpath on their selection for England Under 20’s opener against Ireland U20’s on Friday at the Irish Independent Park in Cork.

The fixture is their first one of the U20’s Six Nations Championship that will see them play against France on Saturday 9th February (Live on Sky Sports – 12.05pm) at Sandy Park, Exeter. Followed by Wales on Friday 22nd February (Live on S4C – 7.05pm) at the Zip World Stadium, Colwyn Bay, before playing Italy on Friday 8th March (Live on Sky Sports – 7.45pm) at Goldington Road, home of the Bedford Blues.

Nic Dolly makes a tackle for Sale FC in their recent fixture against Old Elthamians (c) Ian Carter Photography

Their final fixture will be against Scotland on Friday 15th March (Live on Sky Sports – 7.45pm) that will bring a close to this year’s tournament.

Both guys have worked incredibly hard to get to where they are now, and we are sure they will continue to grow and develop on their rugby journeys. All here at Sale FC would like to wish them both well, and look forward to following their 6 Nations campaigns.

Cameron Redpath breaks through the Old Elthamians defence in our most recent fixture (c) Ian Carter Photography